Ahmedabad BPO accused of Data Theft
An Ahmedabad based BPO owner, Maulik Dave, has been accused of data theft
from a Florida-based company and selling them to its rival companies in the
His company Business Bee
Solutions worked for a Florida-based Company Noble Ventures Inc developing
and maintaining the website of Noble Ventures. Noble ventures itself is in
business of selling US Citizen's data to marketing companies. It has
been alleged that after the contract was cancelled, Mr Dave tapped
and sold 85 lakh records to some US companies. Based on a complaint from
the US company the local police have arrested Mr Dave and also seized his
computers. The total estimated loss claimed is around Rs 1 crore.
In a surprising revelation which is likely
to have serious consequences on the case, one Mr Sunny Vaghela claiming
himself to be a representative of the US Company has stated that
the data was stolen but not sold.
(See article here)
It is also stated that the incident occurred
after the contract was cancelled. It therefore appears that Noble
Ventures had been negligent in not withdrawing access from Mr Dave. It is
also strange that Noble ventures which runs its business of selling
information did not consider securing the data.
The case promises to be an interesting study
for academicians to watch how the case unfolds.
June 9, 2008
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